After a Cleveland drive was extended by a forced fumble on a punt return by WR Marlon Moore, QB Johnny Manziel's second drive of the game resulted in a touchdown. The score came after he scampered up the middle on 3rd-and-4 for a 12-yard rushing touchdown, putting the Browns up 14-3.
QB Kirk Cousins looked comfortable in leading the Redskins down the field on his first drive. Eventually, he walked into the end zone on a read-option touchdown to make it a 14-10 game. Cousins took the Redskins down the field in their next drive in the two-minute drill, but a sack by rookie DT Xavier Cooper stunted their momentum, as did a sniffed-out screen pass by ILB Christian Kirksey. The Redskins hit a 52-yard field goal, but the Browns still lead 14-13 at the half.